Can anyone tell me how to filter the offensive topics listed here?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by iamcanadian, Dec 20, 2006.

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    iamcanadian Guest

    Hi! I like this group as it has been been very helpful. However, like
    most of the groups every once in awhile there is a post that is out of
    context. How do I set it so those are not visible or is this possible?
    iamcanadian, Dec 20, 2006
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    Ken Lucke Guest

    You might start by getting (and learning to use) a real newsreader
    combined with an actual news server, instead of using Google Groups.

    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
    reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
    the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for
    -- Charles A. Beard
    Ken Lucke, Dec 21, 2006
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  3. Depends on your news reader. If you are using Outlook Express right click on
    the topic and mark it as "ignore."
    Christopher Campbell, Dec 21, 2006
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    Jim Townsend Guest

    Actually, if we could get RID of Google groups, 90% of the spam and
    offensive posts here would disappear and there would be no need to
    filter :) (I'm NOT exaggerating when I say 90%)

    Google groups has a non-existant abuse department. Most of the
    spammers and miscreants that spew crap across usenet take full
    advantage of this.
    Jim Townsend, Dec 21, 2006
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    iamcanadian Guest

    Thanks Jim, I just hate it because I am TRYING to start a camera club
    at a school and at every turn I seem to find a dead end as far as an a
    site for kids goes. Sheesh! What a world!!
    iamcanadian, Dec 21, 2006
  6. You might be better off with one of the more heavily moderated groups on
    Yahoo. I co-moderate the 350D group and we don't get spam because all
    new members are moderated till we are sure.


    Wayne J. Cosshall, Dec 21, 2006
  7. Hi Wayne,
    Can they be retrieved via nntp, i.e. with a newsreader, not a browser? Just
    signed up so we'll see:)
    Arnor Baldvinsson, Dec 21, 2006
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    simon Guest

    simon, Dec 21, 2006
  9. I get emails, so I mainly use my normal email program and occasionally
    the web browser, usually if I am away from my normal computer.


    Wayne J. Cosshall, Dec 21, 2006
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    JC Dill Guest

    Yahoo groups usually offer an option to receive posts via email. If
    the group's owner agrees, you can sometimes have the group mirrored on which then lets you follow the group with a newsreader.
    Don't add a group (or mailing list) to gmane without the owner's
    permission - some groups really frown on this. (I'm an admin for a
    mailing list that keeps getting added to gmane without the owner's
    permission - it's very annoying that gmane keeps letting this happen
    especially after we have *explictly* told them that they don't have
    our permission to mirror the list.)

    JC Dill, Dec 21, 2006
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    Justin C Guest

    How do I filter off topic posts like this one? The group is high-traffic
    enough as it is without these muppets posting *more* off topic crap that
    *isn't* photo related and is *unwanted* by *everyone* but the poster.

    Why don't they ask their dumb questions in groups relevant to their
    question or search for it on their access providers web-site, they could
    probably (if their obviously inept brains could come up with a
    half-sensible search string) find something like this:

    Jeez, who wipes your behind, or do you ask in
    Justin C, Dec 22, 2006
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    You must be such a comfort to people with problems.
    Paul Heslop, Dec 22, 2006
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    Mike Fields Guest

    Same thought I had. Wondered if he was born such an idiot
    or if this took time to perfect.

    Mike Fields, Dec 22, 2006
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    Mike Russell Guest

    LOL. Now everyone will weigh in on your rant, and we'll have another round
    on the house.
    Mike Russell, Dec 22, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    I don't play golf, but the question makes me wonder: does this have
    anything to do with ball washers?
    Bill Funk, Dec 23, 2006
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